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Nuremberg Chronicle – Liber Chronicon, i.e.] Register des Buchs der Croniken und Geschichten mit Figure und Pildnussen von Anbegin der Welt bis auf dise unsere Zeit

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Nuremberg Chronicle – Liber Chronicon, i.e.] Register des Buchs der Croniken und Geschichten mit Figure und Pildnussen von Anbegin der Welt bis auf dise unsere Zeit

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Title: [Nuremberg Chronicle – Liber Chronicon, i.e.] Register des Buchs der Croniken und Geschichten mit Figure und Pildnussen von Anbegin der Welt bis auf dise unsere Zeit Author: Schedel, Hartmann Place: Nuremberg Publisher: Anton Koberger Date: 23 December 1493 Description: [10], CCLXXXVI, [1] leaves (lacking the final blank). Profusely illustrated with wood engraved city views, portraits, scenes etc., some of them with early hand-coloring; 2 double-page maps (of the world and Europe). (folio) 43x29 cm. (17x11½”), 16th/17th century full blind-rolled pigskin over wooden boards (likely a remboitage), metal clasps, corner protectors and central lozenge on each cover (apparently later additions). First Edition in German. First German language edition of Schedel’s great work, published five months after the Latin edition, the most extensively illustrated of all 15th century books, presenting the history of the world from the Creation to the time of publication. The Latin edition had 1809 woodcut illustrations from 645 blocks (Cockerell's count) by Michael Wolgemut Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and their workshop, including the young Albrecht Durer; this German edition is some 30 leaves shorter, so the count of woodcuts would be similarly reduced. The double-page maps of the World [Shirley 19] and of Europe are by Hieronymus Munzer after Nicolas Khrypffs. The woodcut illustrations include events from the Bible, pictures of human monstrosities, portraits of Kings, Queens, saints and martyrs, and allegorical pictures of miracles. The views are some of the earliest representations of towns and cities, with around 116 places being identified by name. The woodcuts on leaves I-XXXVr (including the double-page map of the world) with early hand coloring, also the double-page bird’s-eye views of Rome (LVIIv-LVIIIr) and Florence (LXXXVIv-LXXXVIIr). A medical doctor by training and practice, Hartmann Schedel was a resourceful and prodigious collector as well as a versatile scholar and bibliophile. Peter Zahn, in his introduction to Adrian Wilson’s The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle, writes “The Schedel Chronicle very rightly became famous because of its illustrations, its extraordinary graphic design, its printing, and for its woodcuts and descriptions of cities.” Goff S308. Several early ownership inscriptions on title, partially illegible, the names perhaps Elvay, Eberlein, and Brocke. Occasional early ink marginalia, which is often partially shaved, a few pages with ink underlining. One and a half-page ms. description of the book in German inserted at front endpapers. Lot Amendments Condition: Minor wear to the covers, repairs at spine foot and a few other places; title page with some staining and soiling, small wormhole in lower corner; some soiling and mostly marginal staining to contents; repairs to approx. 23 leaves into text or images (including the map of Europe at end), marginal repairs (mostly lower margins) to approx. 46 leaves; folio XII with lower corner restored, 3 woodcut portraits on each side all or partially redone; gutter margin of folio LX repaired; 3 cm. of bottom margin of folio CLXIX replaced, repair to top margin; overall in very good condition, complete except for the final blank, recased in a handsome full pigskin binding. Item number: 206195

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Title: [Nuremberg Chronicle – Liber Chronicon, i.e.] Register des Buchs der Croniken und Geschichten mit Figure und Pildnussen von Anbegin der Welt bis auf dise unsere Zeit Author: Schedel, Hartmann Place: Nuremberg Publisher: Anton Koberger Date: 23 December 1493 Description: [10], CCLXXXVI, [1] leaves (lacking the final blank). Profusely illustrated with wood engraved city views, portraits, scenes etc., some of them with early hand-coloring; 2 double-page maps (of the world and Europe). (folio) 43x29 cm. (17x11½”), 16th/17th century full blind-rolled pigskin over wooden boards (likely a remboitage), metal clasps, corner protectors and central lozenge on each cover (apparently later additions). First Edition in German. First German language edition of Schedel’s great work, published five months after the Latin edition, the most extensively illustrated of all 15th century books, presenting the history of the world from the Creation to the time of publication. The Latin edition had 1809 woodcut illustrations from 645 blocks (Cockerell's count) by Michael Wolgemut Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and their workshop, including the young Albrecht Durer; this German edition is some 30 leaves shorter, so the count of woodcuts would be similarly reduced. The double-page maps of the World [Shirley 19] and of Europe are by Hieronymus Munzer after Nicolas Khrypffs. The woodcut illustrations include events from the Bible, pictures of human monstrosities, portraits of Kings, Queens, saints and martyrs, and allegorical pictures of miracles. The views are some of the earliest representations of towns and cities, with around 116 places being identified by name. The woodcuts on leaves I-XXXVr (including the double-page map of the world) with early hand coloring, also the double-page bird’s-eye views of Rome (LVIIv-LVIIIr) and Florence (LXXXVIv-LXXXVIIr). A medical doctor by training and practice, Hartmann Schedel was a resourceful and prodigious collector as well as a versatile scholar and bibliophile. Peter Zahn, in his introduction to Adrian Wilson’s The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle, writes “The Schedel Chronicle very rightly became famous because of its illustrations, its extraordinary graphic design, its printing, and for its woodcuts and descriptions of cities.” Goff S308. Several early ownership inscriptions on title, partially illegible, the names perhaps Elvay, Eberlein, and Brocke. Occasional early ink marginalia, which is often partially shaved, a few pages with ink underlining. One and a half-page ms. description of the book in German inserted at front endpapers. Lot Amendments Condition: Minor wear to the covers, repairs at spine foot and a few other places; title page with some staining and soiling, small wormhole in lower corner; some soiling and mostly marginal staining to contents; repairs to approx. 23 leaves into text or images (including the map of Europe at end), marginal repairs (mostly lower margins) to approx. 46 leaves; folio XII with lower corner restored, 3 woodcut portraits on each side all or partially redone; gutter margin of folio LX repaired; 3 cm. of bottom margin of folio CLXIX replaced, repair to top margin; overall in very good condition, complete except for the final blank, recased in a handsome full pigskin binding. Item number: 206195

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 136
Auktion:
Datum:
14.02.2011
Auktionshaus:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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